Career Development Programs

Through programming, the Career Services Office can help you discover opportunities and develop a detailed career plan.

Overview

Legal Career Options Day

Nearly 100 representatives from employers across the region come to KU Law each fall to meet the 1L class during Legal Career Options Day.

Employers represent every possible career — from firms big and small, to state and federal agencies, to nonprofits and corporations. They are here to help you expand your horizons and understand the array of career options available with a KU Law degree. You will get to make connections that could lead to summer and post-graduate employment.

Job Fairs

The CSO sponsors an array of job fairs, including the Government Agencies Fair and the Small & Mid-Sized Firms Fair. These events give you a chance to meet and network with alumni, learning about the work they do, why they chose their career path, and how you can either follow in their footsteps or chart your own course. 

Equal Justice Works Conference Program

Supporting careers in public service is a priority for the CSO. Attending the Equal Justice Works Conference in Washington, D.C. is at the center of our commitment. Fully paid for by the school, students get the opportunity to interview with public service employers from across the nation. We also host a reception where you can meet Jayhawk lawyers who have launched careers in the D.C. region.

KU Law Legal Corps

The KU Law Legal Corps aims to meet community needs for legal services and provide hands-on learning to law students. Through the KU Law Legal Corps, students bolster their legal research and writing skills while working on projects such as preparing documents, assessing community legal needs, and summarizing recent court decisions.

Public Interest Stipend Program

Through the generous support of the Bond family, Bradley family, the Bremyer Fund and the Public Interest Law Student Fund, KU Law offers stipends to help students offset the expenses incurred when they take legal positions that will provide 240+ hours of work.


Upcoming career events

Contact the Career Services Office

Heather Spielmaker, Assistant Dean of Career Services
hspielmaker@ku.edu
785-864-9257

Stacey Blakeman, Director of Career Services
staceyblakeman@ku.edu
785-864-0239

Meredith Wiggins, Assistant Director of Career Services
meredith.wiggins@ku.edu
785-864-4377

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